Antec is back on our test bench this time around with the newest addition to their EarthWatts series of power supplies.
The new EarthWatts series represents a huge step for Antec as these new units are their first 80Plus Platinum rated units to come to market. Antec currently offers the latest iteration of EarthWatts power supplies in 450W, 550W and 650W varieties.
Antec is hopping on the Platinum bandwagon strong with claims that the EarthWatts 650W Platinum unit can reduce power consumption by up to 25%.
That's quite a hearty claim so let's dig into the unit and see what it can really do.
Specifications, Availability and Pricing
Something that we aren't used to seeing in lower end power supplies anymore is the inclusion of multiple rails. The EarthWatts 650W Platinum unit has four 12V rails capable of 30A each and a combined maximum output of 48A total. The 3.3V rail is capable of 20A while the 5V rail is rated for only 18A. These two rails have a combined maximum output of 105W. Total output for the unit is rated at 650W.
The EarthWatts series of power supplies might not be the most feature-rich line of PSU's that Antec has to offer, but it certainly offers more than enough to get the job done. There are plenty of protections offered up with the EarthWatts 650W. The only one we found lacking was Over Temperature Protection. We also found that the unit wasn't rated for 100% continuous output at 50C either, but it is somewhat expected that you'll be using a higher end power supply if it is intended for such an environment. Lastly, the unit doesn't have any modular cables.
Antec has an MSRP of $129.95 on the EarthWatts 650W Platinum unit. A quick look around will yield cheaper results and the lowest we could find the unit for was for $115.49 shipped at SuperBiiz. Antec backs the EarthWatts 650W Platinum with a three year warranty.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The Packaging]
- Page 3 [Inside the Box]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Bethsoft teases Fallout 4 DLC and huge Survivor Mode changes
- Qualcomm aims to make smartwatches much better with new chip
- Microsoft to reveal new Windows 10 and Xbox One plans this month
- Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1 now on PC, adds custom dedicated servers
- Only digital pre-orders unlock access to the Hitman beta
- Cougar 450K Hybrid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- more a what's your opinion on motherboard replacement re: asus 1225b
- Debug 62
- Asrock z97e-itx/ac Bifurcation Support
- Intel Compute Stick "2" STK1AW32SC 2GB Windows 10 Review
- ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series returns to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2016
- HIDEO KOJIMA AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO CONFIRMED AS D.I.C.E. SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Toshiba Introduces the Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Series
- Thermaltake Kicks Off 2016 MFC (Modding Fighting Championship)
- AMD Offers New Thermal Solutions and New Processors for Reliable, Near-Silent Performance